International News Archive - July 12, 2010


A tiny clay fragment – dating from the 14th century BCE – that was found in excavations outside Jerusalem's Old City walls contains the oldest written document ever found in Jerusalem.

Word of the Day
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.